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Spencer County, IN Highlights


A region's economy thrives or dives because of the people who choose to live there. That choice may occur by being born there and desiring to stay, or a more deliberate one of choosing to relocate from somewhere else. Monitoring change in the size and movement of population is an important barometer of well-being.

Population Over Time
Total Population19,49020,38520,89620,95520,277
Change Since 1990 8951,4061,465787
Pct. Change Since 1990 4.6%7.2%7.5%4.0%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2018 to 2019
Net Domestic Migration-84
International Migration-2
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-23
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,0575.2%
School Age (5 to 17)3,38316.6%
College Age (18 to 24)1,5307.5%
Young Adult (25 to 44)4,48022.0%
Older Adult (45 to 64)5,94529.2%
Older (65 plus)3,93219.3%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone540.3%
Asian Alone780.4%
Black Alone1981.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone00.0%
White Alone19,76897.0%
Two or More Race Groups2291.1%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino19,72696.8%
Hispanic or Latino6012.9%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households8,109100.0%
  Family Households5,80371.6%
    Married with Children1,65720.4%
    Married without Children3,26640.3%
    Single Parents4115.1%
  Non-family Households2,30628.4%
    Living Alone1,97524.4%
Average Household Size2.51
Average Family Household Size3.51
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200020,3858954.6%
April 201020,9555702.8%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections20,95221,14721,21121,13220,929
Change Since 2010 195259180-23
Pct. Change Since 2010 0.9%1.2%0.9%-0.1%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau